Hiring by Smallest Employers May Signal Job Recovery

In the NewsCompliance Science: What Workforce Managers Need to Know About Immigration EnforcementAmong the administration's top priorities, immigration remains on track largely due to bipartisan interest in Congress. While an immigration reform bill may be out of the question this year—major expansion of aggressive enforcement efforts is well underway. ManageSmarter.comIn the NewsWalmart Places a Mega Buy with YahooThose tie-ins are part of an ad deal between Walmart and Yahoo is the largest the Bentonville, AR-based company has made to date with a single online publisher, according to... [Read Full Article]


Who Needs Santa When You Have Social Media?

Government, Politics, and the Economy U.S. Stocks Extend Global Rally on Retail Sales, APEC Pledge U.S. stocks added to a global rally, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a 13-month high, after retail sales increased more than forecast and Asian government leaders pledged to maintain economic stimulus spending. Bloomberg.comThe Economy6 Steps for Surviving the RecessionThe news today just is not very good. Every time we think we are on the upside of the downturn, we get thrown for another loop, hit with another tax, told it will be just a few more months before all this turns around. BusinessKnowHow.com... [Read Full Article]


What Are Small Businesses Afraid Of?

Government, Politics, and the EconomyInflation Will Accelerate Next Decade, Economists Say According to a poll taken by the National Association for Business Economics, the Federal Reserve cannot prevent the trillions of dollars from the stimulus package from inflation over the next decade, rising an average of 3% per year from 2014 through 2018. Bloomberg.comGovernment, Politics, and the Economy What's North Dakota Doing Right? As the rest of the nation painfully struggles with balancing the budget and rising unemployment, the state of North... [Read Full Article]


President Calls for Stock Purchases as Treasury Defends Tax Hikes

  Government and Economy Small Business Help from the Government From tax advice to government contracting, the SBA, other agencies and advocacy groups are increasingly reaching out to small businesses online. BusinessWeek.com Treasury Secretary: Tax Hikes NecessaryPresident Obama's Treasury secretary is defending proposed tax increases on the wealthy by explaining that such increases are necessary to limit future budget deficits. USAToday.com Obam... [Read Full Article]


Small Business Brief for 11/13

Politics and Government Obama Ought to Look at the Effect of Entrepreneurial Immigrants According to U.S. News & World Report's Matt Bandyk, immigration will be an important small business issue for the next administration. Immigrants are 30% more likely to start businesses and they make up 16.7% of all new business owners in the country. Democrats at Work to Tap Bailout for AutomakersWASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats are marshaling support for a rescue package to pump $25 billion in emergency loans to U.S. automakers in exchange for a government ownership stake in Detroit's car companies. Economics and Labor Issues [Read Full Article]